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Pronunciation: e-mon'se-a

Definition: A filamentous soil fungus (family Onygenaceae), one species of which (E. parva) occasionally causes pneumonitis in rodents and humans; infection may be particularly severe in immunocompromised hosts.

See Also: adiaspiromycosis

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